Zoo Trip December 21, 2008

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My wife loves carousels, so every so often we go on on the Balboa Park Carousel, right next to the zoo entrance. Here she is with our younger daughter

some detail of the carousel

The origin of the term "brass ring": a free ride to the one that pulls it.

In the zoo proper, an Orangutang and a Siamang, which two species seem to get along pretty well, being from the same area.

Argus Pheasant, a kind of peacock

Long view of the big walk through aviary - not Scripps, but I can never remember the name

Half a dozen species of bird in the same tree

I think this is a Collared Lory at the feeder

Panda Su Lin, Bai Yun's third cub, still with the zoo and sleeping on a false tree trunk

Panda Zhen-Zhen, Bau Yun's fourth cub, sleeping in a tree

African Spotted Neck River Otters, one of my favorite animals. There are also Guenons in this enclosure. The monkeys aren't the only thing that climbs - the otters climb also.

A couple of quasi-free flyers from the Lagoon below, sitting on the raptor cages, completely unconcerned because they know the eagles can't get out.

Looking down at the lagoon exhibit

Arctic Diving Ducks - except they weren't diving today

A couple shots of a Turkmenistan Caracal, in the cage where the Pallas cats used to be


Polar Bear nap - it may be a cold day for San Diego, but as far as they're concerned it is warm enough

A different view of the same bear

Female Soemmerling's Gazelle


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